Re: MATE 1.8 has now fully arrived in Debian
On Thu, 2014-06-26 at 14:03 +0200, Jean-Christophe Dubacq wrote:
> [ ⏰ 26/06/2014 12:05 ] [ ✎ Svante Signell ]
> > On Thu, 2014-06-26 at 11:59 +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> >> On 06/26/2014 11:34, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> >>>> No, it didn't work. You had to be root for operations as simple as
> >>>> shutting down the computer.
> >>> Only on Debian. OpenBSD and MirBSD have:
> >>> -r-sr-x--- 1 root operator 122716 Sep 10 2013 /sbin/shutdown*
> >>> I never understood why Debian doesn't.
> >> Google says the operator group also has (read) access to raw disk devices.
> > What about creating a unique group then, e.g. calling it it shutdown?
> So that students can do eg ssh mybuddymachine /sbin/shutdown ?
Of course with the additional check that the students are logged in to
that box locally, did I forget to mention that?
Another point is of course is that if you are locally connected to
your/somebody else's computer nothing is hindering you from pushing the
on/off button or pull the plug (except physically). Is shutting off a
computer really a problem, normally multi-available ones are always on?